Even with them having a chance, playoffs is something the fans shouldn’t expect. Given with how the season has gone so far this team doesn’t deserve to even think about playoffs. They’ve played extremely poor for most of the season. I don’t want to sound like too much of a Debbie downer but to me this season is done.
This season ended honestly when Tannehill went down in training camp. I know that with Dolphin fans there’s been a love/hate relationship with Tannehill. Fans hate him because he’s never going to be a top 5 quarterback who can lead the team on ability alone and they don’t think that he can take them very far. Fans love him because he’s the best quarterback since Marino and when he’s out there he gives the team an opportunity to compete and have a chance to win in almost every game.
That injury in training camp caused a huge ripple effect for the rest of the season. If Tannehill doesn’t go down, then Miami doesn’t have the worst offense in the league and there’s even a chance they have a solid top 10 offense that constantly puts points on the board. My favorite one though, is that if Tannehill doesn’t go down then Ajayi is still playing for the Miami Dolphins and not the Philadelphia Eagles.
The point I’m trying to make here is that this team had no real chance to make any noise this season given all the circumstances that they’ve gone through so far. Cutler isn’t the guy who’s going to lead the team and after this year he’s going to take his 10 million and ride off into the sunset or into the booth to call football games.
This season feels like a throw away one. We’ve all seen over the last 20 years this team is nothing without a competent quarterback. The one thing to look forward to for the rest of this season is to see what players compete. The team has a tough schedule moving forward.
After Sunday they play the Patriots, Broncos, Patriots again, Buffalo, Kansas City, and then Buffalo again to round out the season. Again, the team is 4-5 but I doubt they’ll be able to pull out 5 wins in this stretch to keep them in the playoff race.
As I stated earlier the only thing to look forward to is to see who still competes. Look to see if Xavien Howard and Cordrea Tankersley are improving. Look to see if Kenyan Drake could be the guy at the tailback position going forward and look to see if there’s anyone on that offensive line who can hold a block for more than two seconds.
It’s been tough to watch so far but there’s 7 games left. Hopefully this team still tries to compete and improve even though most know what they’re doing isn’t working.